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Laertes
editor@laertesbooks.org
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Phone
    (919) 933-2408
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Laertes is an independent press committed to literary translation - to the furthering of that particular art. Our aim is also to relay works from far and wide, in any genre, that render the full human weight.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Nina Kamberos
  • Contact title
    Editor-in-chief
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, poetry, translation
  • Focus
    To publish translated works of 20th century literature, anthologies of documentary 21st century literature, & acting editions
  • Recent Awards Received
    A silver IPPY for cover design and a gold medal from PubWest for book design
  • Representative authors
    C. P. Cavafy, Jeton Neziraj, Xhevdet Bajraj
  • Submissions policy
    We have an open submissions policy within our publishing parameters, i.e. literary translation, the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, an emphasis on simple and sheer humanity. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    02 - 04 weeks
  • Author Payments
    royalties, copies
  • Number of paid staff
    We have many contract workers, but no full-time paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
    1
  • Distributors
    Pathway
  • Wholesalers
    Ingram
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    3
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    0
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    1 in October 2015; 4-5 expected in our next fiscal year: 2017-2018
  • Titles in Print
    Clearing the Ground: C.P. Cavafy, Poetry and Prose, 1902-1911, Translations and Essay by Martin McKinsey; The Demolition of the Eiffel Tower, by Jeton Neziraj, Translated by Robert Elsie, Janice Mathie-Heck, and Alexandra Channer; Slaying the Mosquito, by Xhevdet Bajraj, Translated by Ani Gjika; The Things You Take with You, by Andreas Flourakis, Translated by Alexi Kaye Campbell; One Flew over the Kosovo Theater, by Jeton Neziraj, Translated by Alexandra Channer
  • Average Print Run
    500 (We printed 1000 copies of the Cavafy book. 500 will be the rule except for acting editions which will be digitally printed in quantities of around 100.
  • Format (%)
    90% Paperback, 10% Chapbook
  • Average Price per Book
    Laertes titles will range from $17 to $19; acting edition and chapbooks are always $10; our anthologies will be around $24.
  • Average Price per e-Book
    0

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